Petite Eats || Pasta Salad with Cucumbers

Confession time:  We are in a major dinnertime rut over here.  Our two year old who used to eat everything and would even settle for frozen peas instead of ice cream has suddenly become a lot pickier when it comes to mealtime.  Is it just this age?  Is it preschool? She is constantly requesting quesadillas and I fear we have hit our maximum capacity of tortillas that can be consumed by a toddler.  When Deepika sent over this recipe for pasta salad I felt instantly inspired.  No more bland capellini noodles with red sauce! We tried this …

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No-Churn Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream

My name is Jen Pinkston and I can’t say no to dessert.  Maybe can’t is too strong of a word.  It’s just that I refuse to say no to those sweet treats that follow dinner.  Life is too short, right?!  That’s why when Maurices asked if I would be interested in creating a homemade ice cream recipe for them, I jumped at the chance.  I love that Maurices is rooted in so many smaller communities and has managed to retain such a family feel.  I also love their fun and affordable approach to fashion. Here’s the thing about …

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Dining Al Fresco || Summer Recipe Remix + Video

There’s no better season for entertaining than summer!  The days are long allowing for plenty of time for friends to wine and dine around the table and the weather is warm making it ideal for some al fresco dining!  We teamed up with   to remix some of my favorite summertime recipes with their delicious line of olive oils.  One thing you may not know is that all olive oils aren’t created equal! Extra virgin olive oil is cold pressed and works great for cold dishes like salad dressings and side salads. The Bertolli® 100% …

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Recipe || Salted Brownie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Brace yourselves, friends.  I’ve come to the conclusion that this here dessert recipe is the one that brings all of the different dessert lovers together.  Chocolate or fruity?  You don’t have to choose!  Cake or ice cream?  Why would someone make you pick a favorite?  Today is the day that you can in fact have it all, and by all I mean all of the types of desserts rolled into one salty sweet brownie treat! Keep reading for the full Salted Brownie recipe from By Kara Elise and, don’t forget, chocolate is a …

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